The Left Handed Hummingbird

The Left Handed Hummingbird
The Left Handed Hummingbird
Synopsis

He took up a firing stance, holding the thirty-eight out in front of him. “Mr Lennon?” he said.

  • 1968: Cristian Alvarez meets the Seventh Doctor in London.
  • 1978: The great temple of the Aztecs is discovered in Mexico.
  • 1980: John Lennon is murdered in New York.
  • 1994: A gunman runs amok in Mexico City.

Each time, Cristian is there. Each time, he experiences the Blue, a traumatic psychic shock. Only the Doctor can help him — but the Doctor has problems of his own. Following the events of Blood Heat and the Dimension Riders, the Doctor knows that someone or something has been tinkering with time. Now he finds that events in his own past have been altered — and a lethal force from South America’s prehistory has been released.

The Doctor, Ace and Bernice travel to the Aztec Empire in 1487, to London in the Swinging Sixties, and to the sinking of the Titanic as they attempt to rectify the temporal faults — and survive the attacks of the living god Huitzilin.

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Notes

  • The Left-Handed Hummingbird was the twenty-first novel in the Virgin New Adventures series. It was written by Kate Orman and was released in 1993. It featured the Seventh Doctor, Ace and Bernice.
  • The Aztecs call the Doctor a ‘Midwife’ – healer, curer.
  • The Doctor (when they arrive in 1968) suggests they visit Woodstock. Two of his earlier incarnations are there.
  • The Doctor fixes the chameleon circuit in his adopted TARDIS from the alternate universe where he died.
  • The Doctor meditates beside the pool while Ace goes swimming. The Doctor had to jettison the original pool when it began to leak into the co-ordinate circuits.
  • Ace contacts Air Commodore Ian Gilmore to try to get clearance to get the Doctor out of the UNIT facility.
  • By 1994, Mike Yates does not speak to anyone, shunning reporters.
  • Harry Sullivan had made a nurse sign Herbert Clegg’s death certificate as heart attack.
  • Gilmore first appeared in Remembrance Of The Daleks.

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